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Congratulations to Wave by Swiftfare and Moovit!

After careful consideration, Swiftfare and Moovit were chosen to progress to trials. Both will be conducting trials of their solutions for 12 months. We look forward to seeing the results in the Waverley Council Area. 

Wave by Swiftfare
A multi-modal trip planning app for both iPhone and Android that incorporates gamification to change consumer behaviour, with a goal of increasing the utilisation of designated PUDO Bays in Waverley along with promotion of local businesses. Download now on iOS and Android

Native multi-modal trip planner application (iPhone & Android) and a web application with PUDO bays integrated. The app also features a data visualisation dashboard. Download now on iOS and Android.

About the Challenge

Do you have a world leading MaaS (Mobility as a Service) product and are seeking to extend or trial and launch it in NSW? 

Can you create a mobile app for customers in the Waverley Local Government Area (LGA) that gives greater access to transport options including shared mobility services? 

This challenge by Transport for NSW (TfNSW) with Waverley Council is a unique opportunity to earn seed funding, support and promotion for a 12 month trial. 


MaaS is a dynamic, growing market with small and large transport options working together.  It is a service that sits between customers and their mobility options with the goal of enabling seamless travel.

It is one of the strategies to reduce road congestion by cutting down private car single person usage by providing more convenient mobility options that customers want.

This challenge provides finalists the unique opportunity to create a mobile app or other digital product which can integrate defined pick-up and drop-off zones (PUDO’s) so customers in the Waverley area can seamlessly plan and access a wide range of transport options. Finalists chosen to be part of our incubation program will also receive support to integrate and share their data via the TfNSW Open Data Hub, and have special access to transport subject matter experts from both Waverley Council and TfNSW.


  1. Trial a MaaS customer solution in the Waverley LGA.
  2. Ease road congestion and reduce parking demand.
  3. Encourage the use of designated safe pick-up/drop-off zones.
  4. Enable multimodal trip planning that will increase transport options for customers.
  5. Integrate both public transport and privately owned shared transport service providers in a customer facing digital product.
  6. Share data and insights to assist with analysis and future planning.
  7. Identify safe and continuous routes for prams, wheelchairs and children on bicycles.
  8. Identify a range of journey options for a defined trip that includes total journey route, cost and time.
  9. Calculate driving, cycling and walking directions to final destination including where a trip contains multiple segments and modes.
  10. Identify and include Electric Vehicle (EV) charging points within a journey plan.

How the Challenge Works

Applications opened on Thursday 6 February 2020. Interested applicants had the opportunity to ask subject matter experts at the Information Session to help their submissions which was held on Thursday 6 February 2020, 5:30pm - 7:00pm at Waverley Council Chambers 49A Bondi Rd, Bondi Junction. 

Closing dates for applications was on Wednesday 19 February 2020 at 11:59pm. 

Submissions are now closed, and the applications will be assessed and ranked by a judging panel. Finalists were invited to pitch their ideas on the Pitch Day Event held on Wednesday 4 March 2020 to the judging panel with the winning team/developer announced following the pitches.

The developers had until June 2020 to create and finalise their app through an incubation phase to start the 12 month trial in the Waverley Council LGA. 

Key Challenge Dates
Applications Opened on Thursday 6 February 2020
Information Session was held on Thursday 6th February 2020, 5:30pm - 7:00pm at Waverley Council Chambers 49A Bondi Rd, Bondi Junction.
Applications Closed on Wednesday 19 February 2020 at 11:59pm
Pitch Day Event was held on Wednesday 4 March 2020 
Finalists Notified - April 2020

Information Session Presentation - Waverley Transport Information Session, February 6, 2020
Information Session Recording - Watch replay on Twitter Live @TfNSWData
Information Session Record Q&A - Available on YouTube. The FAQs and Criteria are also published